HoopsHype Steve Nash rumors

October 18, 2014 Updates

"I expected things to happen. It's inevitable with everything I've gone through that there's going to be issues adapting back to the game," Nash said before practice at the team's facility. "On the other hand, I did get through seven or eight hard days well, which I didn't do last year. So there is some improvement, and if I can adapt continually once I heal up here, I'll be back on course." Coach Byron Scott ruled out Nash for the Lakers' exhibition game Sunday against Utah. "I really don't know what the future holds for Steve right now," Scott said. "The one thing I do know, like I said, in talking to him, [is] he wants to play. He wants to play badly." ESPN.com

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October 15, 2014 Updates

Eric Pincus: If Steve Nash was forced to medically retire (playing <10 games) - his salary would come off Lakers's books in Apr - doesn't help much. There's no reason to believe Nash will be forced to medically retire - a complicated process - and doesn't give Lakers much of anything. Lakers signed Nash to the contract - he's going to walk away from millions because fans think he should? Come on now, this is business. Twitter @EricPincus

October 14, 2014 Updates
October 13, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash asked out of Sunday night’s preseason game against the Golden State Warriors and did not return to the game. “We talked a little bit before the game, and he said he just wasn’t feeling quite right. But he wanted to play, he wanted to give it a try,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “After the first quarter he said, ‘Coach, you know what, I’m done.’ “I don’t know what’s really going on with him, but he said he didn’t feel quite right.” ESPN.com

October 12, 2014 Updates

Bryant is trying to return to top form, he is highly motivated by critics and those who doubt him. Nash is less concerned about those sorts of things. “For me, this is my last year of basketball, most likely,” Nash said. “So I’m not putting any pressure on myself other than to enjoy and to work as hard as I can. … To enjoy it for the last time is the goal.” Orange County Register

October 9, 2014 Updates

Arash Markazi: Byron Scott said he will likely sit Steve Nash tonight. He's thinking of sitting Kobe Bryant for Sunday's preseason game. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

October 8, 2014 Updates

Cuban hopes it will be Duncan’s last and would like to honor the future Hall of Famer on March 24, the Spurs’ last scheduled trip to Dallas of the season. “If we get word that it’s his last year here, we’ll do something special,” said Cuban, who would similarly honor former Mavs Steve Nash and Jason Terry if they make it clear they plan to retire at the end of the season. “We did the same thing for David Robinson. I’m hoping Tim will bless us with those words.“ What kind of farewell prize might Cuban offer Duncan? The possibilities are practically limitless. "Probably worth a salary-cap violation,” Cuban joked. ESPN.com

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